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Your Wal-Mart Shopping Experiences
Self | 02/21/2010 | Captain Peter Blood

Posted on 02/21/2010 11:45:36 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood

About six months ago Wal-Mart instituted a new reorganization at the store level and I would like to know in this space of time what your shopping experience at Wal-Mart has been.

Before the reorganization there seemed to be enough help to service the customers, keep the floor stocked and take care of the store. Since the reorganization it seems the opposite is true.

Six months ago the store management structure was changed along with hiring and staffing procedures.

Wal-Mart now has a store manager, at least two shift managers, they supposedly handle all day to day operations; Several assistant managers, a new position called Zone Merchandise Supervisor, and the Department Managers.

The Zone Merchandise Supervisors are in charge of what is known as pads, those are large areas of the store such as Apparel, Entertainment, Grocery and Hard Lines. These people took over several of the functions that the assistant managers had except they are paid hourly. They supervise the Department managers and merchandise their areas. A lot of responsibility for basically a two dollar an hour raise.

All hiring is done through a district hiring office, there is no hiring allowed at the individual store anymore. Wal-Marts plan is for most all stores to be 70% part time workers and 30% full time. All hiring needs for a store have to be in the form of a requisition to the district hiring office, especially if it is for a full time position.

All hiring and staffing needs are based on the allotted hours for a particular department and more importantly how many pieces of merchandise are sold on an hourly and day to day basis. These figures are updated on a monthly and quarterly basis.

The implementation of this plan though has lead to staffing shortages and an inability for management, especially the Zone Merchandise Supervisors to be able to do their jobs as originally outlined.

The following is a typical day in Wal-Mart Store management routines:

At around 7:00 AM the Store Manager tours the store with the day Shift Manager where they take notes of what needs to be done.

At 8:00 AM there is a management staff meeting where various notes are given out to the assistant managers for their areas.

At 8:30 AM the assistant managers meet with their area Zone Merchandise Supervisor to give them the notes they got and the ZMS divvies those notes out to the area Department Managers to get done usually by the close of business that day.

Next up is, starting at 9:00 AM the Shift Manager, and a assistant manager along with an area ZMS do a more detailed tour of an area where more notes are generated that will be given to a specific Department manager to do in a specific time frame.

These type of tours go on all day to catch every ZMS’ area to tour at least one department.

Then at approximately 2:30 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. ZMS’s and then assistants meet with senior store management to see how many notes were completed for the day.

So you see the new structure is about giving out tour notes, things that need to be addressed or done in departments , Zones of the store and, a lot of meetings.

One of Sam Walton’s most famous quotes for Associates was that,” We’ll take care of the associates and they will take care of the customers”. I am not sure I believe that is true anymore.

What have your shopping experiences been in Wal-Mart these last several months? Have you found things about the same or have you found customer service lacking? Are the front check- out lanes always crowded with not enough cashiers?

I would like to hear feedback on this in order to gauge what is going on in other parts of the country.


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To: Captain Peter Blood

I usually shop in the early morning after work. Otherwise I couldn’t stand it. But that goes for everywhere.

Often they’re having their little pep rally while I’m there. I can’t help feeling sorry for the mandatory ooh-rahs required of the employees. Then once the meeting draws to a close, they park loaded pallets in the grocery section in such a way that I can’t travel from the aisle ends to the reefers lined up against the wall, or have to go around an aisle the other way because even the passage is blocked. Altho I guess it’s preferable to have to maneuver around a stationary object than to be randomly blocked by an ever-shifting hoard of shoppers & their children.

As a FReeper friend and I were discussing last night, Walmart has dropped thousands of national brands in favor of their prominently placed Great Value brand. Most of my purchases ARE generic these days, but for some items only my favorite will do - not the most expensive by any means, but what I can find no substitute for.

I’ve noticed that some price tags no longer have the tiny print at the top that shows true value - the price per ounce (or whatever). I’ve saved quite a few pennies by squinting at the small print & mourn the loss if the trend continues.

The other grocery stores & drug stores in my area are way over-priced.


101 posted on 02/21/2010 2:46:41 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: tiapam

ping for future read.


102 posted on 02/21/2010 2:49:18 PM PST by yorkie ("I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Oh, and every emploee interaction has been pleasant and helpful. We haven’t been taken over by the amigos yet. Sometimes the amigo section is cheaper - sometimes not.

I just hate the self-checkout. I have to slam my stuff into the bag to avoid interogation about my puchase not landing there. Grrrr!


103 posted on 02/21/2010 2:50:33 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: MCH

“What you’re basically describing is a new Walmart organization that has added an extra layer of middle management (ZMS position), which I’m guessing will end up as clipboard-toting status-takers, and is attempting to institute more centralized control & decision making, removing the local ability to make decisions (like hiring, stock selection, etc.) that local personnel think are required to make their store more successful.”

Pretty much. I work with a lady whose husband was a upper level manager of some sort for Wal Mart. They’ve hired in a marketing guru whose sole aim is to turn Wal Mart into Target. In the restructuring of the management, many of the upper level managers were fired. Oh, they were given the chose to “apply” for other positions within the company but for many that would entail having to pack up and move to another state entirely.

I hate the Great VAlue crap, won’t buy it.


104 posted on 02/21/2010 2:55:59 PM PST by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: swmobuffalo
They’ve hired in a marketing guru whose sole aim is to turn Wal Mart into Target.

Why? Like it or not, Walmart is bigger and more successful than Target. Obviously they must have been doing SOMETHING right over the years to get that way.

This sounds like the Obama Syndrome. Put someone at the top of your #1 industry/world leading organization/country/whatever who hates it, wants to destroy what made it successful, and wants to tear it down by copying less successful wanna-be competitors. Self-loathing is such a disease.

105 posted on 02/21/2010 3:10:05 PM PST by MCH
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Our local Walmart stores remodeled and moved departments around. Some good things came from that. On the other hand the nearest store seems to have a stocking problem. Shelves go without items for several weeks. No one seems to care.

There was a Sam’s next door to this Walmart. Some brilliant fool decided to convert it to cater to “business” customers. No regular sizes of anything. Many items not carried. That lasted about a year and they have now closed the Sam’s store. Maybe they are planning the same with our local Walmart.

I go to Walmart for items when I know that some brand names are cheaper there. As mentioned by a previous poster I wouldn’t go to Walmart to ask about products. On the other hand I don’t know any store who has competent people on the floor.


106 posted on 02/21/2010 3:10:50 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: Renegade
Walmart has phased out a lot of firearms in stores and from what I hear the ammo is the next to go. The guy in sporting goods told me that orders were not being delivered and it was NOT the suppliers fault !

If they are doing this nation wide {likely are as they still limit per box sales in my area} then they will indeed become the next K-Mart of Big Box. Simply meaning there and hanging on but few even notice. You're right. I have notice Walmarts in my area carry no where near the ammo stock and VARIETY of such they once did. This trend had started before the shortage BTW. The market is going to be ripe soon for a suitable Walmart replacement just as Walmart replaced K-mart at the top of the list.

Sam Walton was out to make money and there is nothing wrong with that if done ethically and honestly. The current management of Walmart seems to be out to deliberately destroy the company and anger and in some policies like layaway closure hurt as many of their long time customers as possible.

Bentonville Corporate Management is detached from reality and their customer base. If policies aren't reversed I don't give Walmart another 5-10 years tops before we start seeing Walmarts closing as fast as they were once opening at their peak. In the mean time they were a main force in driving U.S. manufacturing to China and Mexico so I say their corporate fate would be a just one indeed.

There's several threads in the past week or so and many besides myself are seeing the same overall general detioration of Walmart. If Costco {??} would move into areas like Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tri-cities, Tennessee and the East Tennessee, Carolina's, Kentucky, and Georgia, area for example they would get the business. Walmart is already on a decline there and any new full service Big Box would likely easily fill the void Walmart has created and drive them out.

107 posted on 02/21/2010 3:15:32 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

I find my local gun shop is getting more ammo, even .380, than the Walmart . We have a Gander Mountain but they are way out of line with higher ammo prices .

Cabela’s works for me as well as ammoman.com who ships postage paid .


108 posted on 02/21/2010 3:20:06 PM PST by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Captain Peter Blood
I go in.

I pick stuff out.

I put it in the cart.

I take it to the checkout.

I pay.

I leave.

(You did ask.)

109 posted on 02/21/2010 3:23:04 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: cva66snipe
The current management of Walmart seems to be out to deliberately destroy the company...

The Obama Syndrome. I agree with you. Walmart's time has come and gone, and their days are numbered. The original visionary entrepreneur who understood how the real world works has died, and the successful organization he built has become fat, dumb & lazy and allowed its management to fall into the hands of second-rate morons and looters who will milk it until there's nothing left by a husk.

110 posted on 02/21/2010 3:23:09 PM PST by MCH
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To: Young Werther

“I find it amazing that the pricing is location specific.”

I’m amazed, that you find this amazing.

Do you desire uniform outcomes?


111 posted on 02/21/2010 3:24:08 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: green pastures

Sigh! Now I go to a fabric store,usually in Sioux
Falls when I visit my daughter- hit the sales which are actually very good- planning ahead so I have some idea of what I want for fabric.

Seriously it is tough buyin fabric any more, almost all, if not entirely, it is made overseas.


112 posted on 02/21/2010 3:32:22 PM PST by handmade
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To: Dallas59

I agree that the quality of the stores, clientele and employees varies from location to location. ...Having been born and raised in Dallas, I understand exactly the situation you described regarding the store on Forest in South Dallas.

I actually live in Grapevine, Dallas59, but “my” W-M store is located in Euless on 121 at Cheek-Sparger. The store opened as a Super Center about 10 years ago and I shop there about twice a week. It is always well stocked, very clean and has plenty of open check-outs without long lines. Most of the full time employees have been there for many years and, based on my conversations with them, they are very pleased with their non-union wages and health care coverage. The employees are very friendly, usually smiling and very helpful to anyone asking questions (such as how to prepare some strange looking vegetable). ....The parking lot is always clean and there are plenty of guys that retrieve the carts from the various places in the parking area. ........Location, location, location!


113 posted on 02/21/2010 3:37:39 PM PST by octex
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To: MCH
What you described is going nation wide. However they do seem to be concentrating of destroying the Super Stores first. The older more original Wlamarts in some places still have a somewhat fair selection but they too are going down hill fast. It's so noticeable now if you make even one trip a week to Walmart you can see the general decline in items stocked and on hand inventory growing each week.

The local Walmart managers no longer have anything to do with what is going on as far as non stocked or missing items. Corporate management and their insane buying and inventory {on going lack of} practices Walmart wide are causing this to happen. The store managers I have talked to realize it. They don't like it. But they can't change it. In todays economy Walmarts should be packed with once who once bought in more upscale stores. In other words times should be good for Walmart Corp and there is by no means any good reason to have the policies they currently have.

114 posted on 02/21/2010 3:39:49 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
The Wal-mart in Oxnard, California is strictly a third world experience. We've gone there a number of times to buy requested items for my mother's housekeeper.

The nearest Wal-mart to our house is in Carson City, Nevada. The store is always well-organized and clean. The aisles are wide and everything is nicely labeled. The one thing I've noticed lately is the expansion of Wal-mart knock-offs of such items as A1 steak sauce, Raisin Bran cereal, and Scrubbing Bubbles sink and tub cleaner.

Personally, I avoid the self-serve lines. I prefer dealing with real people. I have noticed that the older friendly greeters seem to have been replaced by listless younger women.

115 posted on 02/21/2010 3:53:49 PM PST by Irish Queen (This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through ...)
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To: fullchroma

I love that web site. Check it every couple of days. Always good for a laugh. I plan to contribute a photo one day when I have to go to WalMart which, btw, I hate to do. By the time I’m done, I always feel sick. I feel slightly nauseous and on the verge of a head ache. My theory is bad air circulation plus fumes from a multitude of products and people.


116 posted on 02/21/2010 3:57:12 PM PST by Natural Born 54
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To: Renegade
I've bought ammo at local shops before {during the shortage} a dollar or two higher then Wally but not out of line. BTW only shot gun shot I'm seeing at my Wally is either for Turkey or skeet shooting. Nothing beyond that though except for rifle slugs. The ammo shortage and panic buying as such has passed and there is no need for Wally's ammo limitations. But I feel better giving a local gun shop my dollar anyway as they will appreciate it.

I had something happen last fall I could not believe. I was replacing a bunch of fishing tackle mainly lures and Walmart had the Rapala's behind lock and key. Yep that meant waiting on a member of management and having him hold my hand while I made my choices. I turned around and there were far more expensive lures on the shelves unprotected.

117 posted on 02/21/2010 4:07:35 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

Wally has a lot of .22,.40, and 357 sig. around here along with the shot shells you mentioned .That’s all she wrote in handgun ammo.


118 posted on 02/21/2010 4:17:42 PM PST by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Captainpaintball
Check out the "People of Walmart" website which catologues actual customers in the wild. It's quite amazing. http://www.peopleofwalmart.com
119 posted on 02/21/2010 4:21:57 PM PST by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: Antioch

The photos are highly entertaining but the titles and captions are are even more so. There are almost 1000 photos in the collection now and almost every one is worth the time to view. Anyone who hasn’t seen it, you are in for a treat!


120 posted on 02/21/2010 4:26:42 PM PST by Natural Born 54
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To: Renegade
I can sometimes get 38 SP’s here but usually all they have is wad cutters. I also had the unfortunate experience of buying a Brinkman rechargeable spot light. I've bought several Brinkman spotlights in the past and got good service. This one will not even hold a charge. It started going bad about two weeks into use. Walmart takes down another once good product to obtain that everyday low price. After so many times getting burned a person just gets tired of buying their JUNK. In my area it's Walmart, K-mart, or Target. not much choice :>{
121 posted on 02/21/2010 4:30:22 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I buy less but my bill seems to be higher after the remodeling? 1/2 of the thngs I used to buy they don’t stock anymore. I’m to the point of frustration with the store that I’m going out next week to price a few places and if I can buy what I want elsewhere I won’t be shopping there much at all anymore.


122 posted on 02/21/2010 4:45:58 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: peggybac; Captain Peter Blood

My local Country Mart has better prices than the local walmart. It also has more USA products. Additional plus - the distribution center is from my state (Missouri)hereas Walmart is from Arkansas.

When I do go to Walmart, I try to avoid anything made in China. They have never had enough people to help. They also have strange distribution schedules.

For example, we have a small coffee pot. They only get shipments of the small filters in just before Christmas. When those run out, they don’t get anymore until October or November.

I used to think Walmart was great. Since Sam died and they became so hooked up with China, I try to avoid them as much as possible.


123 posted on 02/21/2010 4:52:31 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The employees at my Walmart are always talking and complaining to each other while they stock the shelves, but at least they are friendly and helpful when I interrupt to ask for help. I go to Dollar Store as much as possible.


124 posted on 02/21/2010 5:00:06 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Captainpaintball
LOL. We are such a small town, that everyone goes to Walmart. The rich and snooty and the great unwashed and everyone in between.

My big complaint is the China Merchandise. I try to buy American as much as possible. I usually go to Dollar Store, Country Mart or Alps. We don't have a Costco or Sams etc.

125 posted on 02/21/2010 5:04:48 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I go to Costco. Walmart is a depressing place; people there do not like working there.

Can you blame them? I'd kill myself if that was the only job available.

126 posted on 02/21/2010 5:09:32 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: greeneyes

I only shop the Walmart grocery stores. I have several that are closer to my home then the supercenters. Are you in the KC area? If so, where is the country mart you go to?


127 posted on 02/21/2010 5:25:02 PM PST by peggybac
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To: peggybac
It is a really strange thing. The distribution center of Country Mart is in Kansas City Missouri, but there are no stores in that area. I live south of St. Louis.

There's not many Country Marts in the western side of the state, but there are some Alps stores which are pretty good, and ours is cheaper than Walmart - limited selections though.

There is a Country Mart in Branson (best one for selection) and West Plains. I usually go to Branson once a year, and get a lot of staples that aren't available at my home store.
Then we check out the outlet stores, and go to a music show.

128 posted on 02/21/2010 5:35:10 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
I had never been to a Wal-Mart until we moved near one about 4 years ago. Wow, I thought to myself after my first shopping trip. No wonder people shop here. The prices really make a difference.

On some items it can be a $2 dollar difference (cereals, bread, juices, etc.).As far as employees, it's pretty much like any place else. Some are helpful and friendly and other not so much so. The down side is the parents who let their kids run wild, piercing screams. I have had to cut my shopping short just to get away.

Sometimes the shelves are stripped bare. My Wal-Mart sells guns, ammo and has a fabric section. I try to go early afternoon and never shop around the first of the month when welfare checks are issued. I don't buy my beef there. I will buy ham, chickens but if you notice the beef is not wrapped directly to the meat, it is puffed up with a special kind of "air" to "preserve" the beef. I was told about this from a butcher from a chain store.

I shop at Costco too, but what I like about Wal-Mart is that I don't have to buy the volume to get a good price. I appreciate having a Wal-Mart during these tough economic times.

129 posted on 02/21/2010 5:36:12 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Defiant; Natural Born 54

I visit it frequently, too, for a little cheering up. (It’s either that or laughing babies on YouTube.)


130 posted on 02/21/2010 6:34:33 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
So what has your experience been?????

They have low prices and the employees are generally friendly in my area. However, they treat their employees like dirt and do everything they can to force jobs out of the country. So I don't support them with my money.

Made in the USA means something to me.
131 posted on 02/21/2010 6:38:25 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Natural Born 54
By the time I’m done, I always feel sick. I feel slightly nauseous and on the verge of a head ache. My theory is bad air circulation plus fumes from a multitude of products and people.

Same here - but I have decided that most of the problem comes from those nasty flourescent lights. My eyes turn red and start burning, within five minutes of entering the store. Then the headache starts.

132 posted on 02/21/2010 7:08:40 PM PST by yorkie ("I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I tend to avoid Wal-mart. They are basically the China retail store and have greatly contributed to forcing our suppliers to all head overseas. Sam Walton believed in American based manufacturers and would be appalled at what has happened to his company. When I do go there, I have noticed the aisles are much wider as they have obviously jettisoned a large number of items from their shelves during these economic hard times.

I used to be a big fan of them back when Sam ran it, but they are now ran by lowest common denominator management. Maximize the profits, screw everything else. It would be nice if they were a better corporate citizen to their country and their employees. Since they are the 500lb gorilla of retail, where they lead others are forced to follow. If enough consumers stop going there for various reasons they might change their ways but probably not.


133 posted on 02/21/2010 7:15:57 PM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: greeneyes
***The employees at my Walmart are always talking and complaining to each other while they stock the shelves***

You can understand them? Everyone at my Walmart speaks Spanish.

134 posted on 02/21/2010 7:20:34 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: GrannyAnn

LOL. Yes we do not have much diversity here.


135 posted on 02/21/2010 10:49:47 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: bigheadfred
Por que?

Como?

Donde?

¿Por qué?

¿Cómo?

¿Dónde?

You probably offended someone with your orthography. Now apologize. [/s]

136 posted on 02/22/2010 4:53:50 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Okay, students! What did we learn here today?

1. Wal-Mart has some problems.
2. The U.S. has some of the same problems.
3. Observing your local Wal-Mart is probably a very good way of determining whether or not you want to live in the community where the Wal-Mart is located.

137 posted on 02/22/2010 5:05:35 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

oh, yah, okay, sure, NOT.


138 posted on 02/22/2010 5:19:37 AM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: bigheadfred

[/s]


139 posted on 02/22/2010 7:49:16 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

pecynichasm = The gulf that exists between your selfish negativity and my own. /s LOL

Mene’s use of the /s tag with BHF just causes any pecynichasm to enlarge like a prostrate gone wild.

Pessimistic+cynical+chasm= pecynichasm

I GOT it. :-))

LOL

Can’t have any fun without having to /s myself to death.


140 posted on 02/22/2010 9:00:26 AM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: bigheadfred

Hee hee hee...someone is having a pecynichgasm. lol.


141 posted on 02/22/2010 9:59:32 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

We love their prices, that is what gets us there. But I have noticed that when the shelves are thin there is plenty of staff up front. When there are plenty stocking there are long lines. Being a former retail guy I often cruise around while my wife is shopping. I don’t know were all these managers are because I can never find them.

Their produce is another story, generally not very fresh and not well tended. We buy produce at a locally owned grocery store where I regularly see half a dozen (no kidding) employees working just produce on a Saturday. It is a large produce department with great super fresh selection and unbelievable service. They are even often competitive on price with WM. So we are regulars but for us it’s all about price, except when it comes to produce.


142 posted on 02/22/2010 7:52:08 PM PST by ranceesplace
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Captain, I’m curious..what are your thoughts now after reading the replies here?

Interesting thread by the way.


143 posted on 02/27/2010 9:35:43 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Cedar
Well I work for Wal-Mart at a local store and I was curious to see if the problems I was seeing at my store was happening other places.

The answer is yes they are and it's sad in many ways. Top management has made some bad mistakes, they have put into place a system that does not allow us to staff our stores properly and most importantly we are not taking care of our customers.

The current reorganization looks to be a unmitigated disaster all in the name of squeezing costs to the detriment of everything else. That will only get you so far.
If we are not doing the real basics which is keeping our stores stocked, keeping them clean and taking care of our customers then I could foresee Wal-Mart going the way of other past retailing giants and I believe that could happen.

Well at this pint I think Wal-Mart hit it's peak a few years ago so they need to regroup and assess their future and priorities.

144 posted on 02/28/2010 6:41:35 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Captain, from reading all of the comments (and watching my local Walmart) I agree with you.

Have the very top-level heads at Walmart realized also what a mistake has been made? I can’t imagine they would continue in this course for very long with so many unhappy customers...or are they no longer concerned for the U.S. stores and just want to concentrate on continuing their fast expansion in China and Mexico?

Seems their priorities have moved to those countries maybe?

Thanks for your replies. I’m enjoying this thread.


145 posted on 02/28/2010 3:32:54 PM PST by Cedar
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